Manchester United travel to Merseyside in Saturday’s lunchtime kick-off, and are in desperate need for some result following their joint-worst start to a league season since 1986-87.
Premier League 2020/21
Date: Saturday November, 11th
Venue: Goodison Park
Everton have seen their bright start to the season tail off in recent weeks after losses to Southampton and Newcastle United respectively.
With key absences having dogged them, the Tofees have seen their stock fall and are now facing up to the prospect of seeing their fine early-season work go up in smoke.
Another defeat this weekend would see them beaten thrice on the bounce in the Premier League for the first time this calendar year, but manager Carlo Ancelotti have not suffered such fate since October/November 2006, during his stint with AC Milan.
Manchester United on the hand, saw their 19-game unbeaten run on the road since January halted in midweek as Instanbul Basaksehir came away with a 2-1 win.
That result preceded a 1-0 loss to Arsenal in the league last weekend, and thus, Ole Gunnar Solksjaer and his charges remain stuck in 15th with a lot of pressure ramping up.
Yet, a victory here would equal
the Red Devils record of seven successive Premier League away wins set as far back as 1992-93, but they are winless in their last three matches with this opposition.
James Rodriguez is still rated as doubtful after missing last week’s defeat to Newcastle.
Andre Gomes and Ben Godfrey will be assessed closer to kick-off after picking knocks last time out. Seamus Coleman is nearing a return to action but Richarlison is still suspended.
Anthony Martial is back for selection after serving his ban.
Victor Lindelof was not available for selection in midweek due to a back problem but could return here.
Alex Telles is still yet to receive the all-clear to return to action after testing positive for Covid.
Manchester United have been drawing at half time and winning at full time in their last three away league games.
Everton are unbeaten in 14 of their last 15 home league matches.
Everton last five competitive games: WWDLL
Man United last five competitive games: WDWLL
These two sides are toiling to pick points in recent games, and it could be tough picking a potential winner at the moment. Both sides lost their last two games and do not have the best of confidence coming here.
Thus, we will back the goals here as it looks the most likely market follow. Over 2.5 is 3/1 for odds.
Dominic Calvert-Lewin has scored seven goals in his previous six competitive matches, and netted in this fixture last season. The Everyone striker is 7/5 to score anytime, so we are snapping him up as the favourite on this market.